Village of Mamaroneck, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mamaroneck 4-22-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Officers and employees — See Ch. 48.
Critical environmental areas — See Ch. 168.
Freshwater wetlands — See Ch. 192.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 200.
Mandatory recycling — See Ch. 242.
Water conservation — See Ch. 334.
A. 
The Board of Trustees approves the formation of a standing Committee for the Environment for the purposes of considering matters related to environmental issues affecting the Village of Mamaroneck.
B. 
Mission statement. The mission of the Village of Mamaroneck’s Committee for the Environment is to advise and make suggestions to the Village Board of Trustees about ways to protect our natural resources from further damage and to initiate, promote and recommend to the Board of Trustees programs and the adoption of laws designed to improve the health of the land, water, and air in and around this unique waterfront village, which is located on Long Island Sound and serves as the watershed for many Westchester County communities.
[Added 3-22-2010 by L.L. No. 8-2010, effective 4-1-2010]
C. 
The Committee is responsible for providing information about environmental concerns to residents, businesses, and public officials; raising awareness of these serious problems facing all of us today and in the future; promoting the quality of life in the Village; and encouraging participation in programs to reduce waste, increase recycling, decrease pollution, reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint, cut back on noise and litter, and eliminate the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers.
[Added 3-22-2010 by L.L. No. 8-2010, effective 4-1-2010]
[Amended 3-22-2010 by L.L. No. 8-2010, effective 4-1-2010]
The Committee for the Environment would be comprised of 11 members to be appointed by the Board of Trustees who shall serve terms of three years, each term to expire at the end of the official year of the Village, except for the initial appointments, where three shall be appointed to serve for three years, two shall be appointed to serve for two years, and two shall be appointed to serve for one year. The members of the Committee shall serve without compensation. The Chairperson of the Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees and shall serve as Chairperson for the duration of his or her term. Any vacancy on the Committee shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
The Committee for the Environment shall meet and confer with the Board of Trustees and the Village Manager (or his designee) and submit comments and recommendations on issues to the Board of Trustees for its consideration.
A member of the Board of Trustees shall be appointed to serve as liaison to the Committee.
[Added 6-11-2018 by L.L. No. 7-2018, effective 6-19-2018]
The Committee will comply with the requirements of the Open Meetings Law of the State of New York (Public Officers Law § 100 et seq.), even if that law does not apply because the Committee is acting in an advisory capacity.